Paul + Cindy

Newport News Wedding Photographer

Let me just admit that I have been trying to get this post done ALL DAY! It’s hard to finish a post when you keep remembering shots you reallly loved and just HAVE to add! Paul and Cindy are an incredible couple who met and fell in love at CNU! My almamater …. so weird to say! When they told me that they were trying to have their ceremony in the Trible Library I was excited, but I really wondered what this was going to look like.  There has never been a wedding done on the main campus of CNU but I should have known it was going to be fabulous! Everything flowed so smoothly!


Cindy was escorted down the curving staircase by her dad and met her husband-to-be directly under the rotunda.  Family and friends circled Cindy and Paul as they committed to loving each other and being best friends for the rest of their lives. It was beautiful! Gosh, I just LOVE WEDDINGS! I love seeing families and friends celebrate together. Everyone is so joyful and excited.  One of the highlights of this wedding was having Michael second shoot for me. There was something so awesome about being able to catch his eye and smile at him during the ceremony. I loved having him there. I also loved that I had someone there to grab that monster of a camera bag that I tote around!


It was so strange to use the library as a wedding location! I’ve spent years avoiding that place but now that I’m done with school, it’s actually quite pleasant!  It’s a beautiful location and the campus of Christopher Newport University is one of the prettiest in the state…but I may be biased. Enjoy a TON of images and leave some comment love for Paul and Cindy!


Cindy’s shoes were so perfect!

Cindy you are beyond gorgeous! Loved this shot!

So classy!

Hint to future brides: Have a TON of natural light in the room that you get ready in! You’ll have a TON of pictures because I just couldn’t stop using that light!

The boys!

This was the first wedding ceremony to ever be held in the library and I guarantee there will be more! It worked out perfectly!

Just FYI, it was Michael’s idea to use the study area to grab some bridal party shots while we waited for the guests to leave! What a great second shooter!

aw, look at him!


So they were walking away to the next stop for portraits and it hit me! The light is amazing! We should just stay here! So glad we did!

Ah! That light!!! It was amazing!

Transition shots are always some of my favorites!

I spent A LOT of time in that building!

A few shots from City Center!

Super fun details!

Paul and Cindy,

I can’t thank you enough for allowing me to be apart of your big day! You are an amazing couple and are admired by many! Capturing your day was such a joy and an honor! Thank you! Enjoy the rest of the honeymoon!  xoxo, Katelyn

To see some more of Paul and Cindy’s images, view their slideshow by clicking here!

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Comments (119)


  1. John Scott: ( )

    wow wow wow… I want to get married on CNU’s campus and also have YOU take the photos… those are amazing Katelyn… can i book you now..

    on second thought i should find a bride first…

  2. Brendan: ( )

    Katelyn, these shots are awesome. It’s real cool that someone got married on CNU’s campus. And Michael, solid idea using the upstairs study area.

  3. Amanda Hupp: ( )

    These are incredible!!!

  4. Brittany: ( )

    Absolutely LOVE the ceremony shot! What a cool set up in such a beautiful space! The circle around them really made it look intimate and special. Love the damask and sparkler exit too, a girl after my own heart :) I’m super excited for our shoot the week after next!!!

  5. sharon: ( )

    oh katelyn – you are auh-mazing!!!! what a cute couple!

  6. Janelle: ( )

    never saw cnu as very glamourous, but it shines through these pictures and the wedding looks gorgeous!

  7. Laura: ( )

    i love the wide shot of the whole wedding. the circular arrangement is so unique. and of course i’m in love with all of the details being yellow. haha

  8. Ryan Shaughnessy: ( )

    It was awesome watching you and Michael run around taking pictures! Yall did a great job…beautiful as always

  9. Clare: ( )

    Well i have officially planned my wedding this is perfection! We even have similar wedding colors! except I want mine to be black, white and green! Now, I just need that pesky ring!

  10. Victoria: ( )

    So gorgeous! You really made CNU look good and did a great job of avoiding the construction! LOVE LOVE the reception details! Especially the lemons in the center peices!!

  11. Camilla: ( )

    Gorgeous!!! Congrats Cindy and Paul :)

  12. Emily: ( )

    Your pictures are amazing! I’ve been waiting all week for the post! I made the wedding cake and was SO excited to see shots from the ceremony after hearing all about it!

  13. michael: ( )

    I am staring at the Camera because I have now clue how to use that thing?? Katelyn when are you having another work shop??? I am fine with just a glorified bag carrier :)

  14. Sarah Hayes: ( )

    katelyn, these are absolutely stunning. it makes me want to get married at CNU! but regardless of where i get married, you’re definitely photographing it! :]

  15. debbie: ( )

    haha so funny but amazing seeing a wedding where we’ve so often walked and studied and hung out!! but i absolutely love it, and katelyn you did a fantastic job! :) michael you too ;)

  16. Girish: ( )

    Fantastic shots. The 2 shots is amazing. Great idea that. Beautiful shots of the bride, as you rightly mentioned great amazing natural light.

    I think you would be one of the best lifestyle photographers :)

  17. Sara: ( )

    aw Cindy, this is so beautiful! Seems like yesterday we were laughing with you and Jackie and team hot pink. congrats! and KK, absolutely beautiful work as always…that light really was wonderful and you did a great job capturing it all :)

  18. Kristina N.: ( )

    I’m checking your blog from Paris!!!!! Only have time to see one post but what a great post to see, you made our alma mater look fantastic! Congratulations to the beautiful couple!!!

  19. Simply Natural Photography: ( )

    These are…INCREDIBLE BEAUTIFUL LOVELY!!!!!!! Great work!

  20. Nikki Nelms: ( )

    AMAZING PHOTOS! What a cool idea… the tribe library was perfect for them and it looks like it was a beautiful ceremony! Congrats to Cindy and Paul but also to you Ms. Katelyn on the success you are having :)

  21. lauryn: ( )

    WOW. I love this wedding! And yay for Michael!!

  22. lauryn: ( )

    haha i just saw michael’s comment. jared carries my bags :-) but im pretty sure you can work that camera!

  23. Britne: ( )

    AMAZING!!! This is one of my favorite weddings! The library idea was so clever and wonderful! I love how unique this wedding was and the bride and groom are adorable!! SOOOO Great!

  24. Melissa Farmer: ( )

    Ahh Katelyn you did an amazing job, you were so efficient with the shoot and pictures are awesome. YAY!!

  25. Jessie: ( )

    Where did she get those cute favor bottle things…they are the cutest…and the lemons as decorations…who woulda thunk? So gorgeous…the library is amazing! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous as always!

  26. Jenna: ( )

    Katelyn…these are SO GOOD!!!!! The wedding looked beautiful and the lighting really shows off the campus! Awesome job…can’t wait to stalk more of your weddings this summer :)

  27. Lora Ayers: ( )

    I love the yellow polka dot shoes, and you found the perfect place to shoot them, in the flowers! :) The light was gorgeous. Love that venue, what a unique ceremony set up!!

  28. Tira J: ( )

    What a beautiful wedding Katelyn!!! I am so jealous of the amazing places you have to shoot out in VA! Gorgeous couple too!

  29. Nate M: ( )

    KK, those were incredible! Well done! You were a part of CNU history, and deservedly so!

  30. Lauren Tapscott: ( )

    The first time I walked into the Trible library, I said “I want to get married in here!”:) These are beautiful, Katelyn! I love the ones outside Regattas and the one outside of McMurran!

  31. Cindy: ( )

    Katelyn, Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! All the photos look awesome, you did such a great job of capturing the day! I can’t wait to see them all. :)

  32. Tricia B.: ( )

    Love these pictures!! You are very talented. I love the outside shots, can’t wait to see more of Cindy’s and Paul’s special day.

  33. Evelyn Oakley: ( )

    These pictures are absolutely beautiful! Congratulations Cindy and Paul!

  34. andrew deitrick: ( )

    These capture the day very well I think…Hope you guys are doing well :)

  35. Katie: ( )

    Congrats Paul and Cindy! I can’t believe you are married!!! The pictures are gorgeous and everything looks so great on CNU’s campus.

  36. Lindsey Ceniviva: ( )

    I can not believe how beautiful these pictures are! Your love just brings the best out in each other and everyone around you and she was able to capture that in all of these photos! They are amazing and I am so happy for both of you!! Love you Cleggs!

  37. tiffany: ( )

    AWESOME pictures. i love the couch picture. great job, and Cindy was beautiful as always!

  38. Nikki Nelms: ( )

    What an amazing location for an amazing couple! You did an awesome job capturing all those perfect moments!

  39. Sarah: ( )

    Congrats Cindy and Paul :) the pics are gorgeous!

  40. Taylor: ( )

    I LOVE these!! Congrats to Paul and Cindy!! ;)

  41. Debbie Fortune: ( )

    These pictures are awesome and looks like you had a beautiful day Cindy.

  42. Tiarra: ( )

    Such great pictures! Congrats and you two look amazing! Cindy’s a gorgeous bride!!

  43. Rendy Dickinson: ( )

    These pictures are great!!!! Just like the wedding was so nice. You guys do a very nice job.

  44. Maggie Lewis: ( )

    These are absolutely beautiful! Congratulations Cindy and Paul!

  45. Sami: ( )

    I love the picture of the ceremony inside the rotunda of the library! It is so beautiful and it captures so much!

  46. Sami: ( )

    I think my favorite picture is the one where Paul is holding the bouquet. So cute!

  47. Krista: ( )

    I love the photos! Paul and Cindy make a perfect couple!

  48. Kyle B: ( )

    Best. Wedding. Ever.

  49. Chris: ( )

    Wonderful photos of a beautiful wedding!

  50. Lauren: ( )

    These pictures are incredible! I really enjoyed looking at them, the candid shots are adorable!

  51. Karl Barth: ( )

    Amazing pictures! Cindy looked so beautiful. What a great ceremony and reception. Katelyn I love to attend a workshop too. The pictures are so inspiring for me. I just want to go out a shoot pictures right now.

  52. Lee Ann: ( )

    These photos are so amazing – you’ve put a whole new spin on “wedding photos.” This is art! Congrats to the Clegg’s and Katelyn.

  53. Mom Clegg: ( )

    Great pictures from a great day!

  54. Sarah Everard: ( )

    Gorgeous!! But that’s not difficult with such a gorgeous couple! The ceremony shot was fab. Loved all the piccies!

  55. Sue Hilton: ( )

    These wedding photos are absolutely stunning!

  56. Teresa B.: ( )

    What great pictures. Can’t wait to see more.

  57. Sam: ( )

    I can’t wait to see the rest of the pictures when Cindy gets them because these ones are fantastic!

  58. Eileen: ( )

    I’m obsessed with all of these pictures! You look absolutely stunning Cindy, and congratulations to you and Paul!

  59. Sophia B: ( )


    These are absolutely amazing photos! Looks like it was a beautiful day!! Congrats!

  60. Brittany: ( )

    Sooo pretty! I wish I could have made it! The pictures turned out awesome!

  61. tina Grubbs: ( )

    Those pictures were beautiful it looked just like they came out of a magazine!!!!!!

  62. Deanna Trail: ( )

    SO BEAUTIFUL. Seriously Cindy, you were drop dead gorgeous. Great photos Katelyn.

  63. Jillian: ( )

    Love these pictures! I’m so sad I couldn’t be there but it looks absolutely gorgeous!

  64. shonda evans: ( )

    I love the pictures. Cindy, you looked absolutely beautiful on your wedding day…Of course I love the picture of your shoes since Victoria and I were the first to see them..:)
    Wishing you many years of happiness and blessings

  65. Roger "Dad" Clegg: ( )

    My wife is right (as usual): Great pictures for a great day!

  66. Sarah: ( )

    CNU’s campus has never looked so good! Such a beautiful wedding– love the dress, the colors (lemons? so perfect!!), the library, photography, etc :)

  67. Sharon LaRochelle: ( )

    Paul and Cindy, the wedding was beautiful and the pictures are amazing! I’m so glad Mike, the kids and I got to come. I wish you much love and happiness in the years to come. Sharon

  68. Evanne: ( )

    LOVE THE PICTURES!!! They and you are amazing!!!!

  69. Danesha Langley: ( )

    This pictures are phenomenal! I’m so happy that you chose CNU for your wedding venue!!! Everything just looks so amazing!!! :o)

  70. Andrea: ( )

    These are amazing Katelyn! Cindy you looked absolutely gorgeous and it was so special to get to be their on your special day! The whole wedding and reception was wonderful and these pictures are such a great way to remember that day!

  71. Matt L.: ( )

    Great photos.

  72. Michele: ( )

    Gorgeous! Beautiful photos of an amazing wedding!

  73. Paul Clegg: ( )

    Awesome job Katelyn, thanks for being part of our special day!

  74. Christina Head: ( )

    These pictures do an outstanding job of capturing the emotion of romance, joy and celebration on this special day. The different locations and lighting is amazing. Wonderful work! So glad to have seen this beautiful event in person!

  75. kyle: ( )

    I love the overhead photo where you can see everyone.

    Side note, I saw your on facebook your doing the wedding photos for a girl I went to high school in Stafford, small world.

  76. Gayle Watterson: ( )

    Katelyn you are so talented! Thank you for sharing your gift of photography with our families. You captured some very beautiful memories. Cindy and Paul you are the best looking bride and groom ever! The love you have for each other shines through each photo. What a “magical” day ;) Love you both <3

  77. Robyn: ( )

    beautiful pictures!!

  78. snowden: ( )

    congrads to u both the pictures are beautiful!

  79. Julee: ( )

    What a beautiful couple! Congrats Paul and Cindy :)

  80. Sam: ( )

    This was the best wedding eva!

  81. Julie: ( )

    I LOVE all of the pictures!! They turned out great and the ceremony was absolutely GORGEOUS! Congratulations again, these photos show true love at its best! :)

  82. Danielle: ( )

    Beautiful photographs!

  83. Danielle: ( )

    gorgeous!! cindy, you’re such a beautiful bride!

  84. Jordan: ( )

    These are so, so, so gorgeous. Love!!!

  85. Cindy: ( )

    Wow! Thanks for all the comments and love from everybody! Lets keep them coming so I can get one of Katelyn’s gorgeous photos on a canvas! :) Again, I love all the photos from our big day and engagement session!!

  86. Brittany Tedford: ( )

    GORGEOUS pictures!!!

  87. Grace: ( )

    ohmyword! that is so amazing. i cant fid the right words…. you were so pretty!!!

    im so happy for you cindy(:

  88. Lindsay Dickinson: ( )

    The wedding was amazing! I had so much fun:) Thanks for inviting me. I loved the your dress:)

  89. Lindsay Dickinson: ( )

    The pictures are so pretty!

  90. LaRue Dickinson: ( )

    Congrats Cindy and Paul these pictures are so good. What a very pretty wedding.

  91. Rendy Dickinson: ( )

    Just have to say again What a beautiful wedding. And a very pretty pride!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  92. Rendy Dickinson: ( )

    sorry bride

  93. Mike Watterson: ( )


  94. Samantha: ( )

    These pictures are amazing its easy to see the happiness they bring to each other! Congrats Cindy and Paul!

  95. Amy Exner: ( )

    Katelyn, these are INCREDIBLE!!! I knew from going to CNU that it was a pretty nice campus, and obviously everyone knows how awesome Paul and Cindy are (especially together), but you really made both of those things really punch through in your photos!! They are MARVELOUS!!!

  96. Chelsea Kudlaty: ( )

    OHHHH MYYY GOSHH these are amazzingg (: (:

  97. Kristin: ( )

    There are so beautiful! I’ve never seen the library look so incredible. Congrats to the two of you, and there are stunning, Katelyn!

  98. Kristen: ( )

    Every single one of these pictures is absolutely beautiful. CNU was the perfect place to shoot! All the pictures capture the happiness of Cindy and Paul!

  99. Jennifer: ( )

    I absolutely love these photos. And having the wedding at CNU can only be described as INSPIRED! Congratulations!

  100. Amie: ( )

    It was such a joy to be a part of your wedding and help put it all together for you! You were such a beautiful bride and it was a gorgeous wedding! Katelyn’s photos are amazing!

  101. Kristen: ( )

    I can’t stop looking..they’re so pretty!!

  102. Erin: ( )

    It was a wonderful day…and now you have wonderful pictures to always remember!! Yay!

  103. Christine: ( )

    These pictures are beautiful! I love that they got married on campus.

  104. Michele: ( )

    Love all the yellow details, and the sparkler photo is amazing!

  105. Grace: ( )


  106. Andrea: ( )

    I love that you took photos at City Center. They turned out perfect! Especially with the fountains in the background.

  107. Melissa Farmer: ( )

    Love the photos in the library :) All the ones by the new mcmurran rank as my favorites :) Love yall!!!

  108. Sam: ( )

    I still love these pix!

  109. Lori: ( )

    The pictures are amazing!

  110. Lauren: ( )

    Wow, I love all the different lighting effects and the scenery is just gorgeous!! Beautiful photos! Congrats you two!

  111. Scott Berger: ( )

    Nice Paully. You hired a great photographer. You deserve a very big cracker for that.

  112. JJ Williams: ( )

    Wow, these photos are absolutely amazing. Congrats Paul and Cindy, you guys make a heck of a duo! :)

  113. Tyler: ( )

    Paul & Cindy you guys are so adorable! Cindy you looked beautiful! Wish I was able to celebrate with you!

  114. Sam: ( )

    I’m surprised you haven’t gotten 150 comments yet…..

  115. Sam: ( )

    Here is another commment – I still love the photos!

  116. Megan Bakel: ( )

    Everything looked perfect! You both look beautiful. What an AMAZING wedding a great pics!

  117. Paul Clegg: ( )

    I would like to say that we chose black and gold to go with the marble floor, but it was just a coincidence. Those aerial shots look great Katelyn!!!

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